Director Patrice Chéreau, 68
"The French director of opera, theater and films such as Queen Margot
and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
, died Monday in Paris of lung cancer. He was 68. A screenwriter and actor as well, Chéreau was director of the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre, France. His unusual production of Wagner's Ring
cycle] in Bayreuth in 1976 was described as changing the face of modern opera."